Igtimi Limited is a privately owned New Zealand Company, established in 2008. Igtimi is an electronics and communications technology development house. We develop, manage and support innovative ideas and solutions. Igtimi’s forte is specialised GPS telemetry, control and communication solutions.
Igtimi is no stranger to the strenuous requirements of live broadcast events and high-tech sports. Igtimi’s staff have been involved in a combined total of 7 America’s Cup regattas and combine 23 years of graphics television experience. We have first hand broadcast tracking experience through all sized classes of sail boats and four classes of powerboats. Igtimi knows how to make sure that complex technical systems “just work” and we deliver high availibilty and high accuracy GPS and telemetry systems.
Igtimi's systems have been used at the highest echelon of sailing regattas and now Igtimi are dedicated to bringing this technology to all sailors, coaches and events.
Igtimi develops all electronic hardware and software in-house. Our products are proudly New Zealand designed and made.
Igtimi was founded in 2008 as an electronics development house by Brent Russell and Kylie Robinson. Igtimi’s first project was the development of the original µTrack (pronounced mu-Track).
The original µTrack
In its first 10 months, µTrack was used by Virtual Eye at 14 events and over 60 days of racing. By the end of 2009, that increased to more than 21 events and over 100 days racing. Throughout 2010 and 2011 µTrack continued to be used at many high-profile international sailing regattas, including the the 33rd America's Cup, Medcup Series, Louis Vuitton Pacific and World Cups, and the inshore events of the Volvo Ocean Race.
µTrack's success extended to tracking the X-Cats and Class 1 power boat events in the U.A.E throughout 2009 and 2010. The technology has been extended for use tracking golf balls at golf tournaments, including the European Tour and PGA Tour, water metering in remote farm sites, and collection of meteorological data.
Igtimi began a relationship with HPSNZ (High Performance Sport NZ, a subsidiary of SPARC - Sport and Recreation Council New Zealand), and the Academy of Sport, in late 2009. This expedited Igtimi’s aim to develop the µTrack system and make it accessible directly to the sailing community. The system is now being used to train the New Zealand Olympic Sailing team.
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